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Dear Friends:
Our November 10th NYPIRG Friends Happy Hour Event was a great success thanks to you! It was wonderful to see you, and thank you so much for your generous help and support along the way.
With your sustained support, NYPIRG will continue to drive public attention to the key issues of the day and have a real and positive impact on policy — from environmental protection, to consumer rights, to higher education affordability, to corruption in government, and so much more.
In one year's time, NYPIRG played a critical role in many fights that have led to major victories for the public interest, and we will continue to fight!
  • New York State stopped its policy of annually increasing tuition charged at its public colleges.
  • Schools’ drinking water will be tested for lead as a result of New York’s first-in-the-nation requirement.
  • The state has pledged to spend billions to finance New York City’s mass transit system.
  • NYPIRG registered over 27,000 new voters and ran a voter helpline that garnered significant media attention and helped voters in need.
  • We worked to bolster the state's efforts to stop the oil industry from continuing to lie to the American public about what it knows about climate change.
  • New York has pledged to meet 50 percent of its electricity demand through power generated by solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources by the year 2030.
  • NYPIRG helped launch a major campaign to stop the state’s $7.6 billion bailout of the nuclear power industry
  • We teamed up with older adults to get millennials engaged in policies to promote retirement financing.
  • NYPIRG is developing a new drinking water quality project and new programs to combat persistent hunger and housing problems among college students.
  • We hosted the New York State Attorney General as our keynote speaker at the NYPIRG Fall Conference.
  • NYPIRG continues to recruit and train another generation of civic-minded activists.
Of course, for all of this, the support of our alumni and friends is crucial. Now more than ever, we need your assistance as we grow NYPIRG bigger and better. Please make your generous, tax-deductible contribution today to help us keep fighting and winning.
Thanks again, and I hope to see you soon!

Blair Horner
Executive Director

Opponents of NY nuclear subsidies crash Cuomo fund-raising party  (Syracuse Post-Standard, December 7, 2016)
A.G. Schneiderman: Unprecedented Number of Voter Complaints During April Presidential Primary, Proposes New Statewide Voting Protections and Reforms  (, December 7, 2016)
NY Nuclear Power Plant Deal Draws Ire From Both Ends Of The Political Spectrum  (WAMC, December 7, 2016)
Schneiderman releases report of voter complaints  (Madison County Courier, December 7, 2016)
Parties empty wallets on NY Senate races  (Democrat & Chronicle, December 6, 2016)
Citing complaints, AG wants voting rules changed in NY  (Times Herald-Record, December 6, 2016)
Small town officials say Cuomo's ethics rule is misplaced  (Lockport Union Sun & Journal, December 5, 2016)
In a victory for honest New Yorkers, Bharara is staying on  (The Buffalo News, December 1, 2016)
Cuomo Adds to His Wish List as Legislators Seek a Raise  (The New York Times, December 1, 2016)
Could CUNY be tuition-free again?  (Gotham Gazette, November 29, 2016)
Many who work in Cuomo's office aren't actually paid by it  (Albany Times Union, November 26, 2016)
EDITORIAL: Cuomo vows to clean up Albany - again  (The Post Star, November 26, 2016)
Food, housing insecurity must be addressed  (Poughkeepsie Journal, November 23, 2016)
More Oversight Needed - But From Whom?  (Time Warner Cable News, November 22, 2016)
City Council Hears Legislative Package on Conflicts of Interest and Campaign Finance  (Gotham Gazette, November 22, 2016)
NYPIRG's Horner Reacts To Gov. Cuomo's Ethics Letter  (WAMC, November 20, 2016)
Upgraded M23 Bus Still Riding A Learning Curve  (Chelsea Now, November 17, 2016)
NY approves $110M nuclear plant sale  (Press & Sun Bulletin, November 17, 2016)
Should electric customers pay for NYS nuclear plants?  (WFBO Buffalo NPR, November 15, 2016)
Fewer New Yorkers Came to the Polls Tuesday Than in 2008 and 2012, NYPIRG Says  (NY1, November 14, 2016)
News Archive
Trouble In Toyland: 2016 Survey Finds Recalled Toys in Online Stores
New study: closing upstate's aging nuclear power plants can reduce NY's greenhouse gases & save ratepayers money. 'Green' power can dramatically increase safety & job creation.
Analysis: Despite Increase in Voter Registration, Turnout Fell Throughout New York State, Dips Uneven Throughout New York City (source:
Attend The Only Way Is Up: A Citywide Discussion to Boost Voter Turnout in New York on Friday, November 18th in Manhattan.
Analysis: More New Yorkers Are Registering to Vote; Will Voter Turn-out Remain Low? (source:
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics and the importance of voting on "It's Your System"
Watchdog Groups Call on Senate and Assembly Leaders to Hold Emergency Oversight Hearing On Allegations of Historic Bid-Rigging Scandals and Clean Contracting Reforms
NYPIRG Report: Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools
Still At Risk - Tobacco Marketing Around Brooklyn Schools (News Release)
NYPIRG's 2016 Legislative Review & Release of "Legislative Profiles"
Convention-Land: New Yorkers' Road Map To The Constitutional Convention
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (Report)
Turnaround: Fixing New York City's Buses (News Release)
NYPIRG Statement on US Senate Vote on GMO Bill
Gov't Reform Groups Call for Corruption-Busting Reform Package Now
Albany Money Machine 2016 (PDF)
Albany Money Machine 2016 (MS WORD)
Support the Clean Energy Revolution
NYPIRG Statement on Primary Election Voting Irregularities
Reports & Features Archive